Extra Corporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ECSWT) for Musculoskeletal Problems.
At European SportsCare, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ECSWT) is available for the treatment of musculoskeletal soft tissue pathology such as Tendon, Ligament, Muscle and bone. Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive treatment provided by fully trained Consultants providing this treatment for more than 15 years. It is available as an out-patient treatment in one of our comfortable consultation rooms at 68 Harley Street.
“ESWT offers two main advantages over traditional surgical methods: fewer potential complications and a faster return to normal activity” FDA.
WHAT CONDITIONS ARE TREATED WITH ECSWT?
HOW DOES SHOCKWAVE THERAPY (ECSWT) WORK?
Radial Shockwave Therapy is a series of energetic shockwaves applied to the area that needs treatment. A shockwave is a purely mechanical wave. The treatment stimulates and effectively supports the body’s self healing mechanisms in the tissue that is being treated.
The body responds by increasing the blood circulation and metabolism in the impact area which in turn accelerates the body’s own healing processes. The shockwaves break down tissue calcifications, adhesions and scar tissue. Reported side effects are minimal, however there may be some discomfort during treatment, skin reddening, possible bruising. If you are concerned please speak with your medical practitioner before receiving treatment.
"Shock Wave Treatment or ESWT stimulates your natural healing process by increasing blood supply and breaks up calcium deposits on the tendon."
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES WITH RADIAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY?
HOW IS SHOCK WAVE THERAPY GIVEN?
“At our ECSWT Clinic we implement an innovative individualised treatment protocol tailored to the patient's MSK Pathology, chronicity of the symptoms and tolerance. The main aim is to deliver safe and effective ECSWT treatment.”
ARE THERE ANY CONTRAINDICATIONS OR RISK FACTORS? YES.
“ECSWT uses shockwaves to stimulate healing. It offers advantages over surgery as it is non-invasive with fewer potential complications and a faster return to normal activity.”
Lead Consultant, ECSWT
Dr Nat Padhiar
Consultant Podiatric Surgeon & Honorary Reader
Dr Dev Pyne
Consultant Rheumatologist & Honorary Senior Lecturer
NICE guidance on use of ESWT for plantar fasciopathy.
NICE guidance on use of ESWT for Achilles tendinopathy.
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Patients Suffering from Recalcitrant Osgood-Schlatter Disease. Lohrer H, Nauck T, Schöll J, Zwerver J, Malliaropoulos N. Sportverletz Sportschaden. 2012 Oct 9.PubMed
The Recurrence Rate of Plantar Fasciitis after Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy and the Success Rate of the Treatment: A Retrospective Study
Malliaropoulos Nikos ,et all ,CJSM(Submitted), 2014
Radial shockwave therapy (RSWT) for of ankle injuries.
2007 EFSMA SEM Congress Prague (Presented)
Radial shock wave therapy (RSWT) for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries in a sports medicine clinic
N.G Malliaropoulos, A.Akritidou, D.Christodoulou. 2008 FIMS Congress Barcelona.(Presented)
68 Harley Street
If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:
For Dr Nat Padhiar
Secretary: Mairin Mcguinness
Tel/Fax: 0208 504 4546 (Secretary)
For Dr Nikos Malliaropoulos
Secretary: Claire Connolly Appointments Tel: 020 7790 9989 ( Also a fax),